Pentecost is the moment when a heart of stone is shattered and a heart of flesh takes its place. ~ Fr Cantalamessa
Victoria Day Long Weekend – No School Monday
We hope you enjoy the long weekend together as a family and look forward to seeing you all back at school on Tuesday!
Talent Show Auditions
Auditions for our school talent shows begin this week. Students are reminded to listen carefully to announcements to know when and where the auditions are taking place.
Grade 6 EQAO – Show What You Know
We wish our Grade 6 students well this week as they begin writing the EQAO Junior Assessment on Wednesday. We are proud of all that they have accomplished this year and know that they will put forward their best effort to share all that they have learned in Reading, Writing and Mathematics.
As you may know, the Halton Catholic District School Board is actively seeking stakeholder consultation on the proposed changes to Policy V-04 School Fundraising Activities and Procedure VI-59 School Fundraising Activities. People have until June 1, 2018 at midnight to provide feedback on the policy, and we strongly encourage you to share your personal thinking with the board if you have not already done so. More information about the policy and about Resolution #61/18 – Sanctity of Life – Donations to Charities and Non-Profits can be found on the board’s website here and the direct link to the feedback form can be found here.
Grade Eight Camp Muskoka Trip
We wish our Grade Eight students a wonderful time at Camp Muskoka. They will be leaving from St. Andrew School at 9:00 am on Tuesday morning along with their teachers and supervisors to spend four action-packed days at Camp Muskoka near Bracebridge, Ontario where they will be involved in Team Building and developing Leadership Skills through outdoor experiential learning.
If your Grade 8 child is not attending the Camp Muskoka trip, there will be learning activities taking place at school. If your child will not be at school, please call in his or her absence.
Our Yearbook Committee has been creating our 2017-2018 St. Andrew Yearbook. You can order your copy now for $20 each. Our preferred method of payment is School Cash Online. Orders and payment is due by Friday May 25 @ 4 p.m. Late orders will not be accepted.
Student Safety When Signing Out Over the Lunch Hour
To help keep our students safe, please remember that we require written permission for students to leave school property unaccompanied by a parent or guardian during the lunch hour. As well, we continue to ask all students to sign out and back in again at the school office if they will be leaving school property over the lunch hour. This request includes students who go home daily at lunchtime. We would ask for your help in reminding them of this procedure, reviewing your expectations for where they should be and how they should conduct themselves when they are off school property over the lunch hour, and in reminding them to be on time when they return to school in the afternoon. Please remember that students are not supervised by school staff when they are off school property, and this includes at the park across the street.
New Coordinator of Youth Ministry at Mary Mother of God!
Father John and the Youth Ministry Team are very pleased to announce the hiring of a new Coordinator of Youth Ministry for the parish of Mary Mother of God. Debbie Frey will start on June 1 and will be introduced at all the masses including the 5:00 pm Youth Led Family Mass the weekend of June 2/3. Please come and say hello. Debbie will be a regular visitor to our St. Andrew school community.
Youth-Led Family Mass at Mary Mother of God Church.
The next Youth-Led Family Mass will be taking place on Saturday, June 2 at 5 pm and every first Saturday of the month. All are welcome! The youth participate as lectors, ushers and Eucharistic ministers. The incredible Youth Band Ablaze plays contemporary sounds. There will be food, fun and faith at the Aftermass Youth Group with Life Teen (Grades 8 to 12) from 6 – 8 pm. It’s Alive, Vibrant, Energetic; it’s a celebration – Live our faith!
The Grade 8 staff and students will be participating in their trip to Camp Muskoka on Tuesday, May 22 until Friday, May 25. The bus will leave after announcements at approximately 9 a.m. Tuesday and will tentatively arrive Friday before dismissal.
Program: Swim to survive
Date: May 7th, May 14th & May 28th 2018
Location: Iroquois Ridge Community Centre
Address: 1051 Glenashton Drive
Wednesday May 7th, 2018
4A & 4C 9:30am-10:30am
Wednesday May 14th, 2018
4A & 4C 9:30am-10:30am
Wednesday May 28th, 2018
4A & 4C 9:30am-10:30am
The first group of students will arrive back to school at approximately 11:00am and the second group of students will arrive back at approximately Noon.